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Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

/ Apr 17, 2017

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

Koji Uehara was charged with three runs — two earned — Sunday after making 21 straight appearances, dating back to last year, without allowing any runs, as the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Uehara (0-1) relieved Jon Lester, who pitched ...

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

/ Apr 16, 2017

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

Norichika Aoki scored a run, drove in two and stole a base for the Houston Astros, who overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-6 on Saturday. Aoki singled and scored a run in Houston’s two-run seventh inning, and delivered a tie-breaking ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Hawks' Takeda out with shoulder pain

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks deactivated right-hander Shota Takeda on Friday due to shoulder inflammation, while announcing that Venezuelan setup man Robert Suarez has had Tommy John surgery. Takeda’s deactivation comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. ...

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

/ Apr 15, 2017

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

For a stretch Friday night, Masahiro Tanaka looked like New York’s ace for the first time this season. Next step: keep that form over a full game. Tanaka delivered 6⅓ effective innings, Aroldis Chapman escaped his own jam for his third save in three ...

Carew's new heart, kidney came from ex-NFL player

/ Apr 15, 2017

Carew's new heart, kidney came from ex-NFL player

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney from the late NFL player Konrad Reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes. Carew underwent the procedure last December and met Reuland’s family in March ...

Robinson honored with statue

/ Apr 15, 2017

Robinson honored with statue

He was the first black man to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium. It will be unveiled Saturday ...

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

/ Apr 14, 2017

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout on Friday as the surprising Buffaloes opened their weekend series with a 9-0 victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Kaneko (2-0) struck out five without issuing a walk. The right-hander didn’t allow a hit until the ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Hawks pitcher Takeda deactivated

Right-hander Shota Takeda was deactivated by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday due to concerns over his shoulder. The move comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The 24-year-old Takeda has not worked past the sixth ...